Ramadan

The holy season is upon us! And while we know it’s not easy to go through the day without the usual cup of coffee, water or food  while we’re working/studying, there are some things about Ramadan that we still miss and wait for every year.

1- The Family Gatherings

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Ramadan is all about family gatherings during Iftar. And if this isn’t something major to look forward to in the holy season, we don’t know what is. That’s in addition to the good food, of course!

2- The Dessert

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We know Ramadan is all about fasting, but the oriental desserts we love so much make a special entrance post-Iftar. From Basbousa to Konafa and Atayef; those are just a few of the not-to-be-missed Ramadan desserts!

3- The TV Series

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Most of us already have a whole schedule with the airing times and channels for every series. It’s like a tradition. First, you set the dates to watch the first episode. Then, you decide on whether or not it’s worthy to follow.

4- The Sohour Nights

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Sohour outings with your friends are truly special! You spend the night out listening to oriental music while you sip on your last cup of tea for the day. As well as having a nice big Sohour and calling it a night until Fajr.

5- The Calm Atmosphere

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And we don’t mean the weather, because it’s already going to be super hot. However, Ramadan is about peace and serenity; its calm atmosphere is undeniable and we all wait for it every year.

6- The Home and Street Decorations

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But first, the Ramadan vibes! Some people won’t even feel that Ramadan is here until they’ve decorated their homes with all the vintage Ramadan toys like Boogy and Tamtam. And of course, the traditional Ramadan patterned material!

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The same thing goes for most of the streets, with the colorful crescent paper cutouts hanging everywhere.

7- The Lantern

RamadanWho doesn’t wait for this, every single year? Whether you’re a kid, a teenager or an adult; the Ramadan lantern is A B C the holy season; for real. And it changes every time; sometimes you want the big one with all the lights, and other times you’d get the small wooden one with the candles.

So, there you have it! We know Ramadan can be very hectic and tiring but that doesn’t mean we don’t impatiently wait for it every single year!